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NU stops 5-game slide, nears Final Four

/ 03:49 PM April 08, 2018

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National University ended a five-game losing skid after scraping past much-improved University of the East, 26-24, 26-24, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday bat Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Jaja Santiago and Risa Sato showed the way for the Lady Bulldogs, who assured themselves at least a playoff for the last Final Four spot.

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“I’m happy to see that we’re slowly regaining our teamwork and our game is starting to show,” said Santiago in Filipino. “We can still be better but at least we played a good game.”

Santiago fired a game-high 22 points while Sato added 13 points, including nine attacks, two blocks and two service aces.

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With the victory, the Lady Bulldogs also eliminated University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas from semifinals contention.

Mary Ann Mendrez paced also-ran UE with 14 points while Shaya Adorador chipped in 11.

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TAGS: Jaja Santiago, NU Lady Bulldogs, Risa Sato, UAAP Season 80, UE Lady Warriors, Volleyball
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